No more strike talk

CSU faculty union votes in favor of a new contract

Students attending California State University campuses need not worry about their professors striking, as was a concern for many months.

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the California Faculty Association, the union representing 23,000 professors, lecturers, coaches, librarians and counselors in the 23-campus system, announced a majority of its members (91 percent) had voted in favor of approving a new four-year contract. That contract contains no salary increases, but preserves most benefits.

The tentative agreement heads to the CSU Board of Trustees for ratification later this month.

“The final agreement has produced a balanced, good contract in light of difficult times. It acknowledges years of slashed public funding for the CSU and stands firm on the things faculty need to provide quality education to our students,” reads part of a press releasing announcing the vote.